Skip to comments.How Tightly Does the Democratic Party Control the Rioters?
Posted on 06/26/2020 10:36:48 AM PDT by Heartlander
In my last column I wondered who was in the saddle in riot-torn blue cities. Was it Antifa and Black Lives Matter, or the Democratic Party? Does the Democratic National Committee have the power to call the looters in to start urban chaos and shake business leaders down for donations? To make President Trump look weak, for tolerating this disorder? Or better yet, tempt him to overreact with a blood-soaked crackdown?
Even more importantly, can the Democrats call off the wolves when things go too far? For instance, when terrified citizens in a blue state or city put too much pressure on local Democrats, maybe pushing them to send in National Guardsmen with fixed bayonets? That would backfire spectacularly on Democrats, enraging their most unhinged leftist street squads, as happened in Chicago at the 1968 Democratic National Convention.
The game of political chicken continues in embattled American cities. But only those run by Democrats. Not a single city in a red state, as far as Ive seen, has witnessed extensive rioting. Here in Dallas (blue city, red state) rioters trashed my beloved Downtown for a single night. They smashed the front windows of my parish, which serves the homeless. Then they met the National Guard, which herded them onto buses, and shipped them back out of town.
That fact is suggestive to me. It suggests that the hard left within the Democratic party is using the mobs to push reforms it hasnt the political nerve to present the old-fashioned way you know, via legislation and popular votes. But a city council can vote to defund the police in the face of a ravening horde (as in Minneapolis), a proposal that in normal times would get laughed at.
And of course, all those torn-down or headless statues sends a powerful message to citizens who dont back the radicals policies. We have the power to strike you whenever you want. The cops wont protect you, and the Second Amendment is a dead letter here. Cough up donations, and maybe well spare you. If Trump wins, expect more of the same.
Yes, these riots are a form of election tampering. What Russia never achieved in 2016, the Democrats are pulling off now, with hooded, violent white people intimidating voters just as the Klan did in past decades. Just how comfortable do you think black voters attracted to Donald Trump as millions are will feel trooping out to vote for him past burned out storefronts, at precincts run by those who cheered on the riots?
Now Im mostly convinced that the rioters are under tight political discipline, imposed via networks of leftist organizations funded by wealthy donors, of whom George Soros is merely the most anti-Semitic. Why do I think that?
Because of Seattle. Remember that leftist separatist enclave that Antifa and BLM set up, seizing six city blocks? Its supporters never quite settled on a name, vacillating between CHAZ and CHOP. To save time, I called it Wankistan.
Thousands of innocent Americans got trapped in that enclave, where assaults and rapes could flourish, in the absence of police. Virtual warlords strutted around, imposing street justice on hapless reporters, suspected spies, and dissidents. Republicans railed at the Washington State governor, demanding he reimpose order. But that would have backfired, hideously.
And besides, it wasnt necessary. Wankistan is now dissolving itself peacefully, and almost instantaneously. Almost as if it had served its purpose, and the puppeteers behind Antifa and Black Lives matter made a simple phone call, pulling its strings. As if the rioters were paramilitary forces, who follow orders.
Antifa traces its heritage back to Communist street militias who battled the Nazis, and beat up hapless Social Democrats and Catholics in the streets of Weimar Germany. They lost those battles, and learned from the national socialists who beat them. They learned a powerful lesson: The overwhelming synergy of biased public authorities and ruthless political street thugs. In Weimar, the public authorities might have feared the Nazis zeal and tut-tutted at their tactics (cracking heads and murdering Jews). But they sympathized with them as hard-core enemies of Communism.
So when the police arrested both sides in a Red/Brown brawl, only the Communists went to prison. The brown shirts got slapped on the wrist as Hitler himself was. His Beer Hall Putsch was an act of treason. He should have been put up against a wall and summarily shot. Instead, he got a short prison term in a cozy cell, with a private secretary and a typewriter. He came out with the manuscript of Mein Kampf, as a major political figure.
Thats how Democratic officials are treating the thugs of Antifa and BLM. Those who learn from history are tempted to repeat it.
Do you think maybe Im overstating the radicalism of the forces we confront? Dont listen to me then. Listen to them. The leader of Black Lives Matter in New York is Hank Newsome. Heres what he was unafraid to say on national television, to Martha MacCallum of Fox News:
“You … have said that violence is sometimes necessary in these situations,” host Martha MacCallum told Newsome. “What exactly is it that you hope to achieve through violence?”
“Wow, it’s interesting that you would pose that question like that,” Newsome responded, “because this country is built upon violence. What was the American Revolution, what’s our diplomacy across the globe?
“We go in and we blow up countries and we replace their leaders with leaders who we like. So for any American to accuse us of being violent is extremely hypocritical.”
“I said,” Newsome told the host, “if this country doesn’t give us what we want, then we will burn down this system and replace it. All right? And I could be speaking … figuratively. I could be speaking literally. It’s a matter of interpretation.
“Let’s observe the history of the 1960s, when black people were rioting,” he went on. “We had the highest growth in wealth, in property ownership. Think about the last few weeks since we started protesting. There have been eight cops fired across the country.”
“I don’t condone nor do I condemn rioting,” Newsome added. “But I’m just telling you what I observed.”
“I just want black liberation and black sovereignty, by any means necessary.”
Maybe Newsome is just an outlier, who rose to the top in the backwater that is the NYC metropolitan area.
No, he isn’t. Here’s some scoop about BLM national co-founder, Patrisse Cullors, courtesy of David Harris:
BLM co-founder, Patrisse Cullors, spent ten years being mentored by Weather Underground terrorist and Bill Ayers; comrade Eric Mann. That is where she learned political organizing and the Marxist/Leninist regimen that has shaped her world view according to the Gateway Pundit.
Mann was not only a member of the terror group, Weather Underground but Students for a Democratic Society as well in the 60s and 70s. They were noted for bombing police stations and government buildings.
The Democrats are willing to turn our cities over to people like this, even while Trump is president. Can you imagine how emboldened they’d be with Zombie Biden in the White House?
Here’s a hint: The Biden campaign still refuses to condemn the mob attacks on statues of Ulysses S. Grant.
NEW: @DailyCaller reached out to the Biden campaign and asked them if Biden agrees with Democrats who want to tear down statues of George Washington, Grant, Roosevelt, and depictions of Jesus. The campaign was given over 24 hours to respond. They did not: https://t.co/SgYS0BDnM0
Henry Rodgers (@henryrodgersdc) June 25, 2020
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To doubt that the Dems are controlling this chaos is not a new thing at all. They don’t want an election.
2012 riots in Ferguson and Baltimore played a large part in getting Trump elected. The BLM/Antifa Tet offensive will help Trump immensely in November.
Obama could call off the riots and anti cop fervor if he felt that it would hurt Biden’s chances. Then as now, the polls indicate a Democrat win so there is no reason to tell the terrorists to stand down.
I don’t believe the polls.
There isn’t space for a blade of grass between the DNC and the rioters.
Please add ‘higher education’ to that list.
Agreed, but both take their orders from George Soros. The DNC is just along for the ride.
They ARE the rioters.
Democrats’ control is hared with George Soros and progress is not wholly up to the Party. Soros is not a member of he Party. He shares some, perhaps most goals with the Party but could keep the riots going if he chose to after the Democrats called a halt. What he wants is his own wealth to increase to the point where he himself is the actual Director of Planet Earth. Democrats think they can use his influence and money and then jettison him at the appropriate moment but I suspect they cannot.
The Democrat Party and the rioters are the same group and both are controlled by large Globalist corporations including ABCCBSCNNMSNBCNBC.
They are the Sturm Abteilung of the DNC.
Not just George Soros but all of the globalists both in this country and others.
Who says the Democrats have anything like “control” over the rioters? The only thing they have control of is prohibition of OTHERS to move in on the rioters. The Democrats in venues large and small are simply providing cover so the rioters may operate openly and freely without fear of consequences.
Those imperious leaders of the Democrat councils and assemblies are truly in as much danger as the leaders of the French Revolution were during the Reign of Terror.
“...Does the Democratic National Committee have the power to call the looters in to start urban chaos and shake business leaders down for donations?....”
Cut off the head of this snake and let’s see.
This is stated as if the wolves and the riots are distinct from the DemonRat party I dont believe they are. There was the Russian collusion coup attempt, there was the Shampeachment coup attempt, this was followed by the wreck the economy with WuFlu coup attempt which has morphed and joined with the search and destroy method spearheaded by a division of the DemonRats called Burn/Loot/Murder and their alliance with Antifa. In my opinion, these are all just different tactics in one what will soon be a four year long coup attempt. The real question is, who is the one individual guiding the process and making the decisions at the top?
This is why the totally inept and hapless Joe is being propped up and will be the nominee
. he will be nothing but a total figurehead who makes zero decisions with the strings being pulled by other(s). Will it be a single individual pulling the strings or will it be a junta?
We found out the answer just recently. AOC won her primary with 70% of the vote. Even though most Americans see her for the radical idiot she is, her base has gone so far left she is now the mainstream of the RAT party. Whatever has ruined so many otherwise human minds into thinking she is the one to speak for them bodes ill for America.
Does Nancy ever talk about or condemn the Rioters ?
RICO laws should be used to identify the Democratic Party as an organized crime ring.
Currently the demonrats and anarchists and the rest of that witches brew of nere do wells are allies, but the rats cant control them...like setting a trash can on fire in a fireworks factory...
About as tightly as one’s anus controls diarrhea.
Interestingly enough, the same stuff comes out.
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